Hamad International Airport-Qatar (HIA-Qatar)
is to become the official platinum sponsor of
the German football club, FC Bayern Munich.
The significant partnership between the most successful
club in German history and HIA-Qatar was
commemorated at an airside press conference and signing ceremony
in front of the iconic airport Lamp Teddy Bear statue, designed by Urs Fischer, with the partnership commencing for the 2016/17
“We designed HIA-Qatar to be the most
advanced, most efficient and most comfortable global aviation
gateway, and a facility able to handle up to 50 million of our own
passengers every year, as well as the millions of fans that will
visit Doha for the 2022 FIFA World Cup,” said Group Chief
Executive of Hamad International Airport-Qatar, Mr.
Akbar Al Baker.
“This is perfectly aligned with our national strategy to establish
global leadership in sports, by hosting world-class events such as
the recent ATP Qatar ExxonMobil Open and the International
Paralympic Committee World Championships. To further align the
group to this national strategy, we took a creative approach by
seeking opportunities for HIA-Qatar to partner with the best of
the best, and very happily we have created a Platinum Sponsorship
relationship with Germany’s most-winning team, FC Bayern Munich.
We welcome the opportunities this relationship gives HIA-Qatar.”
Mr. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, CEO of FC Bayern Munich AG, said,
“As CEO of FC Bayern Munich, I am delighted to welcome the Hamad
International Airport-Qatar as a new member of the team of our
partners. The new Doha Airport, that opened in 2014 with a
capacity of 30 million passengers per year, is impressive. Its
architecture and its comfort set standards in my view.”
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